Presidency of the Republic of Cyprus

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, participated on 10 September, in the sessions of the 7th Summit of the southern EU member states (MED7), held in Corsica, France.
The Summit was also attended by the heads of state or government of France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece and Malta.

Speaking to the press at the Summit, President Anastasiades said he informed the leaders on the efforts he is making for the resumption of the talks for a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem in order for the occupation and the unacceptable status quo to be terminated.

Referring to Turkey’s illegal activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone of both Cyprus and Greece, he said he was particularly pleased to ascertain that “the leaders of the Mediterranean states will make use of their relations and exert their influence on Turkey so that it realizes that it must terminate its illegal actions and cooperate through an honest and comprehensive dialogue, always on the basis of international law, in order to find solutions that would provide prosperity to our peoples”.

After the Summit, the leaders of the EU MED 7 countries adopted a Joint Declaration, which can be found here.

 MED 7 EN.pdf